Exhibits-Timeline of Computer History



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Click on the Exhibits-Timeline of Computer History1945-1990-Click on the date and scroll down to find the answer to the following questions.



1. In 1990, Microsoft released Windows 3.0 on      

  1. In 1988, the movie “Tin Toy” became the first computer-animated film to win an Academy Award. The company that created it was      

  2. In 1945, Grace Hopper recorded the first actual computer “     ”, a moth stuck between the relays.

  3. In 1948, who coined the term “cybernetics”?     

  4. In 1949, the Manchester       computer functioned as a complete system using the Williams tube for memory.

  5. In 1989, Maxis released       a video game that helped launch a series of simulators. Other Sims followed in the series, including      ,      , and      

  6. In 1983, MIDI which stands for       was introduced at the first North American Music Manufacturers show in LA.

  7. In 1987, Apple engineer,       designed HyperCard, a software tool that simplifies development of in-house applications.

  8. In 1990, the       was born when Tim BernersLee developed HTML.

  9. In 1980,       created the first hard disk drive for microcomputers. It held       megabytes of data.

  10. In 1982, Disney released       one of the first movies to use graphics in movies.

  11. In 1970, Citizens and Southern National Bank in Valdosta, GA, installed the country’s first      

  12. In 1976, Steve Wozniak and       got their start in business by designing the APPLE I.

  13. In 1946, in February, the public got its first glimpse of the      .

  14. In 1978, the       flexible disk drive and diskette were introduced by Shugart and Associates.

  15. In 1978, Texas Instruments, Inc. introduced       a talking learning aid for ages 7 and up.

  16. In 1988, Apple cofounder, Steve Jobs, who left Apple to form his own company, unveiled the       computer.

  17. In 1977, the Apple II computer contained a cassette tape with the computer game       that produced brilliant color graphics when hooked up to a color television set.

  18. In 1984, Apple Computer launched the      , the first successful mouse-driven computer with a graphics user interface introduced during the 1984 Super Bowl.

  19. In 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen licensed      , as the software language for the Altair.

  20. In 1947, On December 23,       Walter Brattain, and John Bardeen successfully tested this point-contact transistor, setting off the semiconductor revolution.

  21. In 1953, at MIT, Jay Forrester installed magnetic core memory on the       computer.

  22. In 1954, A silicon-based junction transistor, perfected by Gordon Teal of Texas Instruments Inc., brought the price of this component down to $2.50. The company became a household name when the first       incorporated Teal's invention.

  23. In 1961, Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp. invented the resistor-transistor logic (RTL) product, a set/reset flip-flop and the first integrated circuit available as a       chip.

  24. In 1972, Intel invented a microprocessor that could handle both uppercase and lowercase letters, all 10 numerals,       marks, and a host of other symbols.

  25. In 1994, the       zip disk is released.




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